Scania México Acquires CARBIOIN Carbon Credits
Scania México acquired 1,308 carbon credits to neutralize its greenhouse gas emissions, which were mainly generated by its aftersale services in 2021.
“We cannot let more time pass. The Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Climate Change of the UN warned that emissions must be reduced by 45% between now and 2030 to limit the global warming to 1.5° C. In case measures are not taken now, by the end of this century, the increase in the planet's temperature could reach 2.5° C. Under this scenario, it is urgent that in the transport industry takes action on the issue," says Alejandro Mondragón, CEO, Scania México.
After a technical procedure to measure Scania’s pollutant emissions, the Swedish company acquired the carbon credits generated by the forestry project CARBIOIN, which works with 16 indigenous communities in over 50,000 hectares of forest. The carbon credits will enable Scania to offset the emissions caused by the shipping of spare parts throughout the country, as well as by the use of its vehicle pool.
These actions were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, says Scania. Globally, the company adhered to the UN Global Compact in 2015, while Scania México did it since 2018, committing to promote more sustainable transport solutions in the country.
Aiming to lead the change to a sustainable transportation system, and assuming the private sector’s responsibility in contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Scania México’s Sustainability Committee carries out several environmental, social and governance initiatives, says Ana Islas, Manager of People Development and Sustainable Culture, Scania México. “Our strategy is focused on doing business as responsibly as our products,” she says.
Scania to Launch Five Decarbonization Products
As the transport industry faces the challenging transition to electromobility, Scania is innovating within its powertrain technology and has set major decarbonization goals for its Mexican subsidiary. By 2025, at least 10 percent of its vehicles will be fully electric and the company says it will only sell electric models by 2050, as reported by MBN.
The heavy-vehicle maker highlighted five products that will help it achieve its objective: an electric cargo truck for urban distribution in 4x2 and 6x2 versions; a new generation of bus chassis that consumes at least 10% less fuel compared to the previous generation and with Euro 5 technology; a liquefied-natural-gas-based tanker trunk that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) by 80%; marine and industrial engines; and the “El Super” engine, a diesel powertrain with 8% better fuel efficiency.